WITH ENERGY Minister Phillip Paulwell scheduled to address the House of Representatives today, the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) says it wants him to provide clarity on the way forward for the implementation of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
"We are looking for transparency and we are looking for some certainty because we feel this issue has got to be addressed in a way that the wider society buys into it and in particular, my constituency, the business sector needs to get that confidence booster out of it," Chris Zacca, head of the PSOJ, told participants in a Gleaner Editors' Forum at the the newspaper's central Kingston head offices yesterday.
There have been jitters in the society ever since The Sunday Gleaner reported that the Government was set to announce it would not be proceeding with the implementation of LNG as planned.
Last week, Paulwell told The Gleaner he was on top of issues under his portfolio and the country would get a clear idea of how the Government will be proceeding with the LNG issue when he addresses the Parliament.
Paulwell yesterday briefed the Cabinet on his recent visit to South Korea and also discussed issues relating to LNG. The minister said his visit has given him insights about creative ways to improve the country's energy security.
"I am convinced, I am upbeat - and you will see it in the presentation - that Jamaica is going to be able to solve its energy problem once and for all," Paulwell said.